The central aim of ISLE is to promote the study of English Language, that is, the study of the structure and history of standard and non-standard varieties of English, in terms of both form and function, at an international level. We aim for the society to provide a geographically and theoretically neutral central contact point for all those who are academically active and who identify with this aim. Although there are country-specific 'Anglist' or 'English Language and Literature' associations and country-specific 'Linguistics' associations (and we hope to be in contact with these, where appropriate) ISLE is the first global umbrella organisation fulfilling this role.

Next ISLE Conference

International Society for the Linguistics of English

  • 17 July 2018, UCL, London
    ISLE 5, the 5th conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English, will take place in London, 17-20 July 2018.

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Conference announcements

Members of ISLE are cordially invited to announce conferences, workshops, symposia, etc. on our website in accordance with the aims of ISLE.

  • ICL20: the 20th International Congress of Linguists

    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 02 - 06 July 2018
    The Congress is meant to showcase current developments in Linguistics.The call for workshop proposals is open until 13 January 2017:
    Organised by Prof. Rajend Mesthrie

  • 3rd Old and Middle English Summer School and Conference on Naxos (Greece)

    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Chora, Naxos (Cyclades), Greece, 19 - 25 July 2018
    The summer school will offer Old and Middle English intensive language and linguistics classes for a period of seven days. The aim is to attract students and scholars studying Old and Middle English
    Organised by Prof Nicolaos Lavidas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Prof Alexander Bergs,University of Osnabrück

  • 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics

    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 27 - 31 August 2018
    ICEHL20 will take place from 27 – 31 August 2018, at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Pollock Halls, Edinburgh. The call for papers is now open.
    Organised by Bettelou Los

  • Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies

    University of Louvain, Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 12 - 14 September 2018
    Exploration of the theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the creation and use of corpora in contrastive and translation studies
    Organised by Sylviane Granger & Marie-Aude Lefer

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